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Author Aslan, Reza, author.

Title An American martyr in Persia : the epic life and tragic death of Howard Baskerville / Reza Aslan.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Baskerville,H ASL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-347) and index.
Contents The Mohammedan Work -- One Thousand Words for Sword -- Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, -- Be Faithful unto Death -- The Shadow of God on Earth -- Teach Them What You Have Taught Me -- Oath-Breaker -- The People's Commander -- Long Live the Just King of Kings! -- We Will Die so Freedom Can Live -- Today, I Know That I Am a Shah -- Resistance Is Equal to Suicide -- Why Bare Your Chest for a King Who Does Not Care for You? -- Either You or Constitutionalism -- This Is My Own, My Native Land! -- I Must Go. I Am Gone -- The Army of Salvation -- So Costly a Sacrifice Upon the Altar of Freedom -- The Seed of Better Things.
Summary "As a student of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton, Howard Baskerville was aflame not only with the gospel of Jesus, but with the Wilsonian gospel that constitutional democracy is the birthright of all nations. Rather than become a small-town minister like his father in South Dakota, he volunteered for missionary service in Persia. Tabriz in 1907 was a hotbed of democratic revolution. Brilliant young firebrands were among Baskerville's students at the Presbyterian school-and became his devoted friends. He lectured on freedom; they dedicated their lives to it. Soon he would join them on the battlefield. Was Howard Baskerville the "American Lafayette" of Iran, or a naïve "white savior" stumbling into Persian affairs? Baskerville's story, like his life, is at the center of a whirlwind, in which Americans must ask themselves, how seriously do we take our ideals of constitutional democracy and whose freedom do we support?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Baskerville, Howard C., 1885-1909.
Missionaries -- Iran -- Biography.
Presbyterian Church -- Missions -- Iran.
Iran -- History -- 1905-1911.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781324004479 (hardcover)
1324004479 (hardcover)

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